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Washoe Life is where we connect with community members in Washoe County, NV to hear their stories and speak on topics that affect you.

Washoe Life Washoe County

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Washoe Life is where we connect with community members in Washoe County, NV to hear their stories and speak on topics that affect you.

    Sierra Nevada Journeys is not just for kids

    Sierra Nevada Journeys is not just for kids

    It’s summertime, and that means s’mores, adventure, and summer camp! Sierra Nevada Journeys is a nonprofit that provides summer programming for kids, particularly the underserved children in our community. But this year they’re also holding a Grown Up Getaway Camp, packed full of camp nostalgia and adventure. Get all the inside info on the great outdoors at Sierra Nevada Journeys!

    • 25 min
    A veteran and her journey through treatment court

    A veteran and her journey through treatment court

    We owe veterans for our freedom and safety, but so many come home from duty with trauma that leads them to substance abuse and legal trouble. Chief Justice Lynne Jones and veteran Jessica Greer share their insights into how Veterans Treatment Court can give back to those who have already given so much for their country.

    • 25 min
    Who was Jan Evans in the world of juvenile justice?

    Who was Jan Evans in the world of juvenile justice?

    In May we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center. But who was Jan Evans? What role did she play in rethinking how we detain and rehabilitate juvenile offenders?

    • 26 min
    Note-Able Music Therapy moves and grooves

    Note-Able Music Therapy moves and grooves

    We know that music can make us happy, sad, hopeful, or energized. It can flood us with memories and inspire us to dance and sing. Note-Able Music Therapy Services harnesses the power of music to bring therapy to the traumatized, return memory to those battling dementia, and spur movement in those with limited mobility.

    • 24 min
    Donate Life Month and Hunter’s gift of sight

    Donate Life Month and Hunter’s gift of sight

    Hunter Weiss was only 20 when he tragically passed away, but he had already decided to be an organ and tissue donor. His mom shares the story of his gift of sight through cornea donation as we celebrate National Donate Life Month in April. Register to be a donor at www.nvdonor.org/washoe.

    • 23 min
    The fears, hurdles, and hope of foster care

    The fears, hurdles, and hope of foster care

    There are more than 600 youth in foster care in Washoe County, but only about 250 foster families to take them. This is Mariah’s story, a young woman who spent most of her childhood and teen years in foster care and is now building a new life for herself and her own children. It only takes one caring and willing adult to change a life. Listen and learn how you can help.

    • 43 min

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